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Tecolote Research, Inc.
Tecolote Research, Inc. is a private consulting firm providing specialized analytical services in systems acquisition management, engineering, economics, and environmental sciences to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Government agencies. Although categorized as a small business for Government procurements, Tecolote is the largest and oldest firm whose principal product is DoD weapon systems cost analysis. Companion areas of expertise include schedule and risk analysis as well as programmatic support to program/ project management office.

Tecolote Research, Inc. provides various products and services for cost/business analysis, program management, and information technology solutions. From years of cost/schedule estimating experience, Tecolote has become a key provider of analysis software. In order to analyze business problems and alternative solutions, Tecolote has designed analytical systems and models for a variety of functional areas. Tecolote has also developed and populated databases for several customers. Our growing information technology capability has led to many successes and enhances our ability to provide automation services/products to our growing base of worldwide customers.

Tecolote has over 25 locations nation-wide. They span the US from Santa Barbara, CA to Washington, D.C.


Learn more about the other innovative products Tecolote Research, Inc. has developed to automate and improve the program management environment. Products range from environmental analysis, financial tracking, contract reconciliation, schedule risk analysis, document tracking systems, and data libraries.

We have significant experience developing, fielding, maintaining, and supporting widely-used web-based and desktop software applications. We continuously demonstrate our skill in managing software maintenance through a rigorous Change Control process using state of the art tools. As further validation of the quality of our software products, Tecolote has been designated as a Microsoft Gold Partner (MCP).


Tecolote provides high quality, integrated services that rely on an empowered and experienced professional staff, proven business and analytical processes, and automated tools that are based on a strong knowledge of customer requirements and leading edge technology. Our extensive service portfolio covers the following major areas: cost estimating and economic analysis, cost research, financial management, business solutions, technical baselining, schedule management and analysis, risk analysis, system acquisition and sustainment, earned value management, and software development.

Employment Opportunities

For a broad range of challenging and rewarding analyst or programmer career opportunities with ACEIT and cost estimating, please visit our Current Opportunities page. For the widest selection, choose all locations, all categories. SP/SG is the Group responsible for the development, deployment, training and support of the ACEIT suite of tools (along with other Web/desktop software products and services).

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